Hit Parade
WH opens season with 19-0 win over Hamden
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 19, 2021)
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It may have taken a few extra days, but the season has finally started for the West Haven softball team. The extra time off may have fueled the fire as the Westies erupted for 19 runs on 19 hits in a season-opening 19-0 victory over Hamden at Hamden High Monday afternoon. The game was stopped after six innings.

Not to be lost in the hitting barrage was the pitching of senior Neve Krajcir who tossed six shutout innings, allowing one hit, while walking two and striking out 11.


















Neve Krajcir tossed a one-hitter in West Haven's season-opening win over Hamden. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
The Westies had six players with multiple hits, led by freshman Mia Rubirosa with three, and Paige Beurer, Melanie Jimenez, Shyanne Raccio, Holly Waibel, and Hannah Davey with two apiece.
Sophomores Juliana Petruzziello, Jimenez, and Carrano each drove in three runs, while Rubirosa, Waibel, and freshman Olivia McDonnell each drove in two.
Rubirosa got the Westies going when she led off the contest with a homer to left. Beurer and Krajcir singled with one out, with a run coming home on a fielder’s choice by Carrano. When Waibel doubled to left, Krajcir and Jimenez each scored.
West Haven took a 6-0 lead with two runs in the second. Rubirosa doubled and scored on another double by Petruzziello, before Jimenez delivered the second run of the inning when her single scored Petruzziello.  
The Westies took a 9-0 lead in the fourth with three more runs. Carrano delivered Petruzziello and Jimenez with a single to left, before scoring on an error for a 9-0 lead.
Rubirosa, Petruzziello, and Jimenez each scored three times in the opening day victory.


Run Parade
Westies top Guilford 14-7
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 22, 2021)
  - Two games into the 2021 season, the West Haven softball team has shown it is going to come out swinging. For the second straight game, West Haven was in double digit his and improved to 2-0 with a 14-7 victory on the road over Guilford.
Five players had multiple hits in the contest, led by Paige Beurer with three hits. Mia Rubirosa, Juliana Petruzziello, Neve Krajcir, and Brianna Miller each had a pair of hits, with Miller also scoring four times. Rubirosa, Petruzziello, Beurer, and Krajcir each scored twice, while Beurer drove in four runs, and Krajcir knocked in three.
Krajcir picked up her second victory of the year by tossing five innings, allowing seven runs, four of which were earned. Krajcir walked three and struck out eight. Rubirosa pitched the final two innings, walking one, striking out four, and not allowing a hit.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Rubirosa led off with a single and scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Krajcir. Beurer scored the second run on a steal of home.
The Westies increased the lead to 5-0 in the second inning with three more runs. Shyanne Raccio led off the inning with a single and scored on a double by Holly Waibel. With runners on the corners, Beurer doubled to score Waibel and Miller for a 5-0 advantage.
Leading 5-2, West Haven increased the lead to six runs in the fourth inning when Petruzziello used a bunt single to score Miller, and Krajcir doubled to score Petruzziello for a 7-2 lead.
Guilford scored five times in the fourth to get within 8-7, before the Westies pulled away. West Haven scored two in the fifth for a 10-7 lead and iced the game with four in the seventh.
With two runners on in the fifth, Beurer doubled to score Miller, and Petruzziello scored on a passed ball.The Westies pulled away for good in the seventh, scoring four times. With one out, Miller walked, Rubirosa singled, and Beurer singled with two outs to score Miller. After Rubirosa scored, a single by Krajcir brought in Beurer, before Krajcir scored on an error for a 14-7 lead.


Three in a Row
Westies outlast Sheehan
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 23, 2021) 
 - Through three games in the 2021 season, the West Haven softball team has had no problems heating up. After scoring 33 runs in their first two games of the year, the Westies added 15 more in a 15-10 victory over Sheehan in Wallingford Friday afternoon.
West Haven pounded 19 hits, led by four from sophomore Brianna Miller, who also drove in five runs, and scored twice. Mia Rubirosa also had four hits, while Shyanne Raccio added three, and Juliana Petruzziello, Neve Krajcir, and Melanie Jimenez each added two.
Rubirosa again got things started for West Haven with a leadoff triple in the first, before Juliana Petruzziello walked and Neve Krajcir singled to deliver both. West Haven took a 3-1 lead when Miller singled to score Raccio in the second.
Trailing 4-3 in the third, West Haven took the lead for good with six runs in the top of the inning. Krajcir tripled and scored on a sacrifice by Melanie Jimenez to even the game at four, before Miller tripled to score Raccio and Holly Waibel for a 6-4 lead. Miller singled to score Rubirosa for a 7-4 advantage, before Paige Beurer doubled to left to score Rubirosa and Petruzziello for a 9-4 advantage.
Sheehan got one back in the bottom of the third and added two in the fifth to get within 9-7, but West Haven again pulled away with five runs in the sixth.
Jimenez scored on a wild pitch, Miller singled to score Carrano, Rubirosa singled to deliver Raccio and Miller, and Petruzziello doubled to score Rubirosa for a 14-7 advantage. West Haven closed its scoring in the seventh when Miller doubled to score Hanna Burrows.
Rubirosa started in the circle, going 5.1 innings and allowing 10 hits and nine runs, eight of which were earned. Rubirosa walked three and struck out eight.

Krajcir wrapped up the contest, allowing four hits and one unearned run in 1.2 innings of work.


Blanked
Law shuts out Westies
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 24, 2021) 
 - The West Haven softball team went into Milford Saturday morning ready to keep its hitting shoes on. Having scored 48 runs in the first three games of the season, the Westies expected more of the same. Unfortunately for West Haven, Law had no part of it. Holding West Haven to just five hits, Law ended West Haven’s three-game winning streak to open the season, topping the Westies 11-0 at Jonathan Law.

















 

West Haven was blanked against Jonathan Law, April 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Brianna Miller led West Haven with a pair of hits as the Westies struggled to get going offensively.
While West Haven could not get going offensively, Law pounded 13 hits in the game, but only led 2-0 heading to the fifth. Any chance of a West Haven comeback ended when Law scored eight times in the inning to take a 10-0 lead.
Senior Never Krajcir took the loss, allowing 10 hits and eight runs, in four innings of work. Shyanne Raccio pitched two innings and allowed three runs on three hits, while walking two and striking out three.
West Haven had a pair of runners on in the first as Mia Rubirosa led off with a walk and Paige Beurer did the same with one out. Both were left stranded.
Holly Waibel walked and Brianna Miller singled, but neither scored in the second. Juliana Petruzziello walked in the third, Rubirosa doubled in the fourth, Melanie Jimenez singled in the fifth, and Miller singled in the sixth, but none came around to score.


Ram Tough
Cheshire rallies past Westies
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 26, 2021)
  - The West Haven softball team lost its second straight game with a 7-4 defeat at Cheshire Monday afternoon. With the loss, the Westies dropped to 3-2 on the season.
The Westies again got off to a quick start as Mia Rubirosa led off with a homer to left for a 1-0 first inning lead. With one out, Paige Beurer followed with a homer to center for a 2-0 advantage.
That was the last lead for the Westies as Cheshire scored once in the bottom of the inning, two more in the second, and four in the third for a 7-2 lead.
Rubirosa singled, but was left stranded in the third, and the Westies had two on with two outs in the fourth, but could not get the big hit.
Juliana Petruzziello singled with one out in the fifth to move Rubirosa to second, and Beurer followed with a single to load the bases. Neve Krajcir singled to center to score Rubirosa, but Melanie Jimenez found tough luck when she lined into a double play to end the inning.
The Westies scored another run in the seventh as Beurer, Krajcir, and Jimenez singled in succession to load the bases with one out. A fielder’s choice scored Beurer, but West Haven did not get any closer.

Beurer led West Haven with three hits, while Rubirosa and Krajcir had two hits apiece. Rubirosa and Beurer each scored twice in the loss. 


East thumps West
Westies fall 19-2 in home opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 30, 2021) 
 - The West Haven softball team fell to 3-3 as it dropped its third straight decision in a 19-2 loss to East Haven in the home opener at Biondi Field Friday evening.
East Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, before putting the game away with 13 runs in the second inning. Down 19-0, West Haven scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, before the game ended with the mercy rule.

Rubirosa got West Haven on the board with a leadoff homer to center in the fourth, before Olivia McDonnell singled in the fifth to score Holly Waibel.


Westies thump Hamden
WH tops Green Dragons 19-7
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 3, 2021)
  - The West Haven softball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 19-7 five-inning victory over Hamden at Biondi Field in West Haven Monday afternoon. With the victory, West Haven improved to 4-3.


















West Haven topped Hamden, May 3, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Mia Rubirosa and Shyanne Raccio led a 13-hit West Haven attack with three hits apiece, while Juliana Petruzziello, Melanie Jimenez, and Brianna Miller each had a pair of hits. Raccio drove in four runs and scored twice, Petruzziello drove in three runs and scored three, while Rubirosa scored four times.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead in the first and extended the margin to 6-0 in the second. The Westies extended the margin to 11-2 in the third, before closing the contest with six in the fifth.
With two outs in the first, Jimenez singled to score Rubirosa, before a walk by Holly Waibel forced in Paige Beurer. Juliana Petruzziello singled to score Rubirosa in the third, before an error scored Beurer, and a walk to Waibel forced in Krajcir.

Petruzziello doubled to score Rubirosa in the third, Jimenez singled to score Petruzziello, and Shyanne Raccio singled to score Krajcir. Doubles by Miller and Rubirosa extended the West Haven lead to 13-2 in the third.


Lyman Hall stuns Westies
Trojans rally late in 4-3 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 4, 2021) 
 - The West Haven softball team got off to a quick start but could not hold on in a 4-3 loss to Lyman Hall in Wallingford Tuesday afternoon.
The Westies held a 3-1 lead, but watched as the Trojans scored twice in the sixth to even the game and once in the seventh to pull out the victory.
Mia Rubirosa went 6.1 innings in the pitching circle and suffered the loss. The freshman allowed seven hits and two earned runs, while walking two and striking out seven.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Rubirosa led off with a triple and scored on a ground out by Paige Beurer.
After a scoreless second, West Haven increased the lead to 3-0 with two runs in the third. Gianna Carrano led off with a double, moved to third on a bunt single by Brianna Miller and scored on an error. Miller scored when Juliana Petruzziello was out on a bunted ball, extending the lead to 3-0.

A pair of West Haven errors helped lead to a Lyman Hall run in the fourth. West Haven stranded a pair of runners in scoring position in the sixth and that would haunt the Westies as Lyman Hall used a two-out rally to tie the game in the sixth, before taking advantage of another West Haven error in the seventh to pull out the victory.


Law blanks Westies
Offense silent in 4-0 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 6, 2021) 
 - Looking to get back on the winning track, the West Haven softball team saw its offense go silent in a 4-0 loss to Jonathan Law at Biondi Field Thursday evening. With the loss, West Haven fell to 4-5 on the season.
The Westies never got going and managed only single hits by Neve Krajcir, Melanie Jimenez, Holly Waibel, Gianna Carrano, and Brianna Miller.
Law scored three times in the fourth and added an insurance run in the seventh. West Haven’s lone scoring threat came in the seventh as Waibel singled with one out, Gianna Carrano walked and Miller hit into a fielder’s choice to put runners on the corners with two outs.

The threat would go by the boards as Rubirosa popped out to end the game.

SOFTBALL 2021

All-State Players - Stacey Dixon '93; Tammy Hackley '93; Kim DeMayo '94; Angelina Sousa '94; Shannon Curren '95; Laurie DelGrego '98; Liz Vaccino '98; Lindsay Connor '03; Vicci Duane '04; Krystle Denny '04; Shannon Connor '09, '10; Elaina Maio '10; Joanna Fekieta '11; Camdyn Morgillo '13; Kial Watts '15; Kailey Carrano '19; Ivy Santos '19

Retired Numbers - Tammy Hackley (Class of 1993) #13

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Rally Time
WH comes back to top Sheehan 8-4
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 7, 2021) 
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The West Have softball team got back to its inning ways with an 8-4 victory over Sheehan at Biondi Field in West Haven Friday evening. With the victory, West Haven improved to 5-5 on the year.

Mia Rubirosa led the offense with three hits, while Juliana Petruzziello, Paige Beurer, Neve Krajcir, Melanie Jimenez, Shyanne Raccio and Holly Waibel each had a pair of hits. Brianna Miller drove in two runs, and Krajcir and Jimenez each scored twice.
Sheehan scored twice in each of the first two innings, before West Haven rallied with three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and three in the sixth.
Trailing 4-0, West Haven cut the deficit to one as Jimenez and Raccio led off the fourth with singles, and Miller hit a two-out, two-run single. Miller went to second on the throw and scored on a single by Rubirosa.
West Haven took the lead for good in the fifth as Paige Beurer and Krajcir singled to lead off the inning and Jimenez walked to load the bases. With one out, Waibel singled to score Beurer with the tying run, and Carrano grounded out to score Krajcir.
West Haven added three insurance runs in the sixth as Rubirosa scored on an error, and Krajcir scored on a triple by Jimenez.Rubirosa went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs, none of which were earned, on four hits. The freshman walked three and struck out 12.


East Haven rallies past Westies
WH falls in 7th
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 8, 2021)
  - The West Haven softball team had a golden opportunity to extend its winning streak and pull off an upset in the same time frame Saturday afternoon. Rallying late in the contest to tie the game, West Haven could not seal the deal in a 4-3 road loss to fifth-ranked East Haven. West Haven fell to 5-6 despite having the Easties on the ropes late in the contest.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but saw East Haven score twice in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. The Westies tied the game with a run in the fifth, but East Haven again went ahead in the bottom of the inning.
The Westies had another late rally in them with the equalizer in the top of the seventh, but East Haven again answered, this time scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Mia Rubirosa and Juliana Petruzziello led the offense with two hits apiece, while Gianna Carrano scored twice. Rubirosa took the loss in the pitching circle as she allowed 11 hits and three earned runs, while striking out seven. Rubirosa did not walk a batter.
As has been the case all season, Rubirosa started the first inning rally with a double to right. Moved to third on a sacrifice by Petruzziello and scored on a grounder to second by Paige Beurer.
After East Haven took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, West Haven knotted the game in the fifth when Carrano singled, moved to second on a sacrifice by Brianna Miller, and scored on a two-out single by Petruzziello.

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, Carrano drew a one-out walk, and Rubirosa delivered a clutch game-tying, two-out triple to left to score Carrano. Unable to push across the go-ahead run, West Haven watched as East Haven won the contest with a two-out base hit of its own.


Westies top Lauralton Hall
WH rallies past Crusaders
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 12, 2021)
  - After a gut-wrenching loss to East Haven over the weekend, the West Haven softball team was looking to get back on track quickly. Rallying twice, the Westies did just that with a 6-3 victory over Lauralton Hall at Biondi Field in West Haven Wednesday evening.
West Haven (6-6) trailed 1-0 and 3-2, but came back each time. The Westies scored four times in the fourth and added another in the sixth to pull out the victory.


















​​Juliana Petruzziello and the Westies topped Lauralton Hall, May 12, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Trailing 1-0, West Haven took a 2-1 lead in the third as Brianna Miller walked and scored on a triple by Mia Rubirosa, who then scored on a single by Juliana Petruzziello.
After Lauralton took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth, West Haven took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Shyanne Raccio led off with a double and scored the tying run on a single by Miller. With two outs, Petruzziello walked, Beurer singled to score Rubirosa, and Neve Krajcir singled to score Petruzziello.
The Westies added an insurance run in the sixth as Rubirosa walked with one out and scored on a single by Beurer.

Rubirosa went the distance in the pitching circle as she allowed three hits and two earned runs, while walking two and striking out 10.


One Away
WH closer to state tournament
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 13, 2021)
  - West Haven closed in on a postseason berth with an 11-3 victory over Lauralton Hall in Milford Thursday afternoon. With the victory, West Haven improved to 7-6 on the year, needing one more win to qualify for the postseason.
Neve Krajcir led the offense with four hits, two runs batted in, and a run scored. Shyanne Raccio had three hits, two runs scored, and a run batted in, while Paige Beurer had two hits, three runs batted in, and a run scored.
Brianna Miller had three hits, a run batted in, and a run scored, and Mia Rubirosa had two hits and three runs scored in a 16-hit attack. Rubirosa also pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and no earned runs, while striking out nine.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead in the first, a 3-2 lead in the fourth, and pulled away with six runs in the sixth for a 9-2 advantage.
Rubirosa got things going in the first as she reached on an error, Petruzziello walked, and Beurer singled to score Rubirosa. Krajcir increased the lead to 2-0 with a single to score Beurer.
With the game even at two, West Haven took the lead for good in the fourth as Miller singled to score Raccio, who had tripled to lead off the inning.Hanna Burrows started the six-run sixth inning with a single, Rubirosa walked, and Petruzziello singled to load the bases.

Beurer singled to score Burrows, Krajcir singled to score Rubirosa, Waibel hit into a fielder’s choice to score Petruzziello, and Raccio singled to score Krajcir.


Tourney Bound
WH tops Lyman Hall to play in state tournament
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 14, 2021)
  - The West Haven softball team is headed back to the postseason. Riding the arm and bat of freshman Mia Rubirosa, West Haven picked up its eighth victory of the season and qualified for the state tournament with a 5-0 victory over Lyman Hall Friday evening at Biondi Field in West Haven.
Rubirosa was solid in the pitching circle, tossing a complete-game one-hitter. Rubirosa struck out nine and did not walk a batter in the win. The freshman also had two hits and scored twice.
West Haven took a 3-0 lead in the third inning as Rubirosa doubled to center with one out and scored on Paige Beurer’s two-out double to right. Neve Krajcir followed with a run-scoring double to center, and Shyanne Raccio singled to right to score Krajcir.

West Haven took a 4-0 lead in the fifth as Melanie Jimenez scored Petruzziello with a two-out single. West Haven’s final run came in the sixth as Rubirosa doubled with one out and scored on an error on a ground ball by Beurer.


Missed Opportunities
WH falls to Cheshire 7-3
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 15, 2021) 
 - A day after qualifying for the state tournament, the West Haven softball team had yet another tall task on its hand. Playing fourth-ranked Cheshire one day after the Rams suffered their first loss of the season was not going to be an easy task.
Scoring three times in the seventh inning, Cheshire broke open a close contest and topped the Westies 7-3 at Biondi Field in West Haven Saturday afternoon.
Cheshire took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but the Westies rallied to tie the contest in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, Mia Rubirosa and Juliana Petruzziello singled, and Paige Beurer doubled to right to score both and even the game at two.
After West Haven stranded a runner in scoring position in the fourth, Cheshire took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth.
Walks by Petruzziello and Neve Krajcir in the fifth did not produce a run, before West Haven left two on in the sixth. The missed opportunities would hurt as Cheshire put the game away with three in the seventh.

West Haven loaded the bases in the seventh with no outs on singles by Petruzziello and Beurer and a walk to Krajcir.  A single by Shyanne Raccio got West Haven within 7-3 as Petruzziello scored, but West Haven could not get closer.


Rally Time
WH scores twice in 7th to top Guilford 5-4
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 17, 2021)
  - On the cusp of falling to .500, the West Haven softball team showed the heart it has played with all season. Scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh inning, West Haven rallied to defeat Guilford 5-4 at Biondi Field in West Haven Monday evening.
With the victory, West Haven improved to 9-7 on the year.


















West Haven rallied to top Guilford, May 17, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
Mia Rubirosa and Juliana Petruzziello set the tone of the contest from the top of the order with three hits apiece. Rubirosa also scored three times, and Petruzziello drove in a pair.
Neve Krajcir picked up her fourth victory of the year, allowing two earned runs, while walking one and striking out eight.
Trailing 4-3 to start the bottom of the seventh, Petruzziello singled to center to lead off the inning. Paige Beurer grounded into a fielder’s choice to force out Petruzziello, but Krajcir singled to short, and Shyanne Raccio singled to right to score Beurer with the tying run. Holly Waibel then followed with a single to score Krajcir with the winning run.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first as Rubirosa led off with a single to center, moved to third on an error, and scored on Petruzziello’s single to left.
After Guilford evened the game in the top of the third, West Haven took a 2-1 advantage in the bottom half of the inning when Rubirosa led off with a single, advanced to scoring position on a grounder by Petruzziello, and scored on a single to right by Beurer.

Guilford took a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth, but West Haven inched closer with a run in the bottom of the inning as Petruzziello singled to score Rubirosa who had led off with a single.


Split Decision 
WH takes second game of doubleheader against NH
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 19, 2021)
 - The West Haven softball team concluded its regular season with a split of a doubleheader in North Haven Wednesday evening. The Westies saw North Haven post a 4-3 walk-off victory in the opener, before West Haven jumped out to an early lead to win the nightcap 7-4.
In the opener, West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first, evened the game at two in the third and at three in the fifth, but could not push across the go-ahead run.
Freshman Mia Rubirosa suffered the loss, despite not allowing an earned run in the game. Rubirosa (5-5) walked one and struck out four in the loss.
Paige Beurer led the offense with three hits, one run batted in, and one run scored, while Rubirosa, Neve Krajcir, and Brianna Miller all had two hits apiece.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first as Rubirosa led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice by Juliana Petruzziello and scored on a single to center by Beurer.
West Haven evened the game in the third as Petruzziello was hit by a pitch, Beurer singled, and Krajcir singled to load the bases. Petruzziello scored the equalizer on an error.
Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, Beurer doubled with one out, Krajcir walked, and Beurer came around to score on a wild pitch. The Westies put two runners in scoring position in the sixth with one out on a single by Miller and a double by Rubirosa, but could not get the go-ahead run in.  
In the nightcap, West Haven sandwiched single runs in the first and third innings around two in the second to take a 4-0 lead. West Haven never looked back as Krajcir allowed nine hits and three earned runs, while walking three and striking out four.
Miller led the offense with three hits, three runs scored, and a run batted in, while Rubirosa had three hits, one run batted in, and one run scored. Krajcir and Shyanne Raccio each had two hits in the win.
Beurer doubled with two outs in the first and scored on a single by Krajcir for a 1-0 lead, before Gianna Carrano started a two-out rally in the second with a single. Miller doubled to score Carrano, and Rubirosa doubled to score Miller for a 3-0 advantage. Krajcir scored on a passed ball in the third inning.
Beurer reached on an error to score Miller with the fifth run in the fourth, before West Haven took a 7-2 lead with a pair of runs in the sixth when Krajcir’s two-out double scored Miller and Rubirosa, who had both singled earlier in the inning.


Season Over 
WH falls to Enfield in LL second round
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(June 2, 2021)
 - With the postseason, comes either the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. For the West Haven softball team, it experienced the truest agony of defeat Wednesday afternoon.
Unable to hold on to a two-run lead, No. 20 West Haven fell to fourth-seeded Enfield 4-2 in 10 innings in the second round of the Class LL state tournament. With the road loss, West Haven concludes its season at 11-9.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and fourth innings, but Enfield used a clutch two-out single in the sixth to bring in the tying run, and hit a walk-off two-run homer in the tenth to end the season for the Westies.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first as Juliana Petruzziello hit a one-out single, Paige Beurer reached on an error, and Shyanne Raccio singled to score Petruzziello. The Westies took a 2-0 lead in the fourth when Holly Waibel scored on an error, but that would end the scoring on the day for West Haven.
The Westies had a golden opportunity to extend the lead in the sixth as Neve Krajcir and Raccio opened with singles, and both advanced on Waibel’s sacrifice. With two runners in scoring position, West Haven failed to capitalize as a strikeout and a fly out ended the frame.

The inability to tack on runs hurt as Enfield evened the game in the sixth. The Westies did not have a runner in the seventh through ninth innings, and squandered a two-out double by Petruzziello in the tenth.